Kenneth T. 'Ken' Cuccinelli II (born July 30, 1968) was the Republican candidate for the governor of Virginia in 2013. A former Virginia State Senator, Cuccineli was elected Attorney General of Virginia in the 2009 election. While Cuccinelli was in the Virginia Senate, he served on the Senate Courts of Justice Committee, Transportation Committee, Local Government Committee, and the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee.
After Cuccinelli left office, he took a position at FreedomWorks Foundation, which has roots with a Koch brothers' entity. Cuccinelli then began supporting the Convention of States favored by the Kochs, despite how Cuccinelli had previously observed that such a convention cannot be limited in its scope. Cuccinelli was also part of the anti-Trump movement at the Republican National Convention in July 2016 in Cleveland.
Ken Cuccinelli was originally a principled conservative: he is pro-life regarding abortion, pro-Second Amendment (he has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association), and pro-free enterprise with a 100% pro-business voting record as rated by the National Federation of Independent Business.
Cuccinelli was one of the few politicians who has rejected the homosexual agenda. He sent a letter to all public schools in Virginia telling them to obey the law and stop promoting and granting homosexuals protections they don't legally have.
Cuccinelli also helped expose the global warming hoax by demanding from documents from the state-funded, liberal college of the University of Virginia. These documents relate to the notorious Climategate.
Cuccinelli is opposed to an open-border policy that attracts illegal aliens.